New Traveller Cleat Approved?

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by Andy B, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Andy B

    Andy B Member

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  2. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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  3. Andy B

    Andy B Member

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    Thank you LaLi, I missed this but great news and will be fitting them for the weekend.
     
  4. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    But will this newfangled cleat get me to the front of the fleet (finally, :eek:)?
     
  5. Bungo Pete

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    Glad to see this finally. I remember arguing with a Measurer over this issue a few years ago.
     
  6. Andy B

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    No I'm afraid the new cleat will not make Wavedancer faster but it will stop me being slower when the elastic jumps off the cleat and jams the traveller like the left-hand picture.

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  7. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    If that on the left picture happens, then the elastic is too tight to begin with. The "notch" arrangement looks neat, but I prefer the "old" way because you can release the (adequate) tension on the elastic just by releasing the traveller line.

    On the boom the notched cleat of course provides more options for attaching outhaul-related equipment.
     
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  8. Southeast Sailboats

    Southeast Sailboats New Member

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    Great to see some interest and discussion regarding the traveller cleats....
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  9. Rob B

    Rob B Active Member

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    C'mon Southeast Sailboats. You KNOW this cleat is a total game changer man!!!!
     
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